Blizzard barrels into NB

Quiet during blizzard in downtown Moncton, 09 Feb 2013 (Dearing photo)

Quiet during blizzard in downtown Moncton, 09 Feb 2013 (Dearing photo)

After wreaking havoc in Southern Ontario and the Northeastern United States yesterday, a powerful Nor’easter is pummelling Southeast New Brunswick today where a blizzard warning remains in effect.

Environment Canada says as much as 30 cm could fall by tomorrow with strong, gusty winds to 90 km/h causing whiteout conditions.

In Greater Moncton, transit buses have been cancelled for the day, numerous flights have been cancelled and highway travel is not recommended unless absolutely necessary.

UPDATE – Snowfall total for 9 February at Greater Moncton International Airport was 34.4 cm beating the old record of 26.4 cm from 1945. The peak wind gust was 94 km/h.

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